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Superheroes Strike A Pose For 16th Century Flemish Paintings

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts

French photographer Sacha Goldberger is giving superheroes the power to travel back in time -- and into would-be masterpieces. In his "Super Flemis...

Straight to the Point: Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Leave it to Young Jean Lee to get straight to the point, by saying: okay, now what? Straight White Men doesn't give us the answer, but I think it does very important work by challenging us to confront three-dimensional characters that we can't easily dismiss.

Gorgeous, Trippy Light Show Will Make You Want To Get On Your Bike And Ride

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts

If human-powered transportation were always this beautiful, maybe a lot more of us would be pedaling around. Check out "Ghost Peloton," an on-the-m...

Celebrate November With The 15 Best Mustaches In History

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

In case you haven't noticed the abundance of upper-lip hair this month, we're here to tell you that we're in the thick of No Shave November, or the eq...

'The Impossibility of Theatre:' An Interview with Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

Bess Rowen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

I asked the impressive director of Théâtre de la Ville in Paris some questions about his approach to this production and theatre in general and his answers will hopefully inspire you as much as they have me.

Needed: Arts Management Mentors

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is a great deal of discussion about the need for building tomorrow's audiences if the arts world is to survive. In response, most arts institutions devote substantial efforts to arts education and audience development programs.

New Wave Women: Paris Photo Los Angeles

Catherine Corman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Corinne Vionnet layers hundreds of similar photographs of the same landmark to give an impression of a place we all know. Influenced by the mists of Monet and Turner, as well as early etchings of monuments, she hopes to create a portrait of collective memory.

Nōbody's Business: This Lingering Life

Bess Rowen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Though the average American theatergoer has not seen a play from the classical Japanese theatrical style of Noh (Nō) theatre, they likely have seen playwrights influenced by that style.

The River of Dreams: Olwen Fouéré Talks About riverrun

Bess Rowen | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

I fell in love with the Irish theatre scene, both present and past, after spending a summer studying abroad in Dublin. Since then, to fuel my need to hear the rhythms and spirit of that place that I often miss, I have always kept an eye out for the latest pieces of theatre from Ireland that travel to New York City.

You'll Be Hypnotized By Streetlights In This Trippy Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Streetlights make one cool kaleidoscope in Hiroshi Kondo's "Eye Know." The short takes us on a mind-bending nighttime journey in which illumination...

Creating 1854

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

As I write this article, President Obama is a neighbor, just some miles down the road. Meanwhile, in my old age, intimate with infirmities, I have decided to create an original opera specifically for Martha's Vineyard, nature's poem.

Wendy Whelan: Curious and Open (With a Sense of Humor)

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Wendy Whelan, the much beloved principal dancer for New York City Ballet, is already a legend. Her career has spanned an astonishing 29 years during which she has done pretty much everything imaginable.

Artist Inspires Us To Think Outside The (Cereal) Box

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts

This New York City artist is thinking outside the (cereal) box. Sarah Rosado makes portraits of major performers out of cornflakes. With works that...

Mining Creativity From a Secondhand Store: The Clayton Brothers at Mark Moore Gallery

Annabel Osberg | Posted 10.19.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

The exhibition's color scheme is gaudy and disjunctive like the colors of a thrift store's multiplicity of objects. The Claytons' palette is skillfully mismatched in a tongue-in-cheek nod to the untrained chromatic discord of paintings found in secondhand stores.

An American Romeo and Juliet

Catherine Corman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

A third generation New Yorker, Lower East Side gallerist Sasha Wolf has curated an exhibit of photographs loosely illustrating Romeo and Juliet. She says she is direct, honest and straight-forward, but never cynical, and has an innocent belief in true love. These qualities mark the work she has chosen.

California Dreaming at Paul Loya Gallery, Los Angeles

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

"California Dreaming" at Paul Loya Gallery, is as refreshing as its title and the swimming pool pictured on its postcard seem to imply.

My Crew

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.06.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The men and women who run the shows, move the sets, carry the props, light the lights, manage the sound, dress the performers and on and on are among my favorite colleagues in every arts job I have held and the Kennedy Center is no exception.

Powering Up: Theater Breaking Through Barriers's Power Plays

Bess Rowen | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Despite LaBute's unfortunate script, Power Plays is an overall enjoyable, light night at the theatre. The 75-minute runtime and affordable price make this an easy night of live theatre.

New Wave Women: AIPAD

Catherine Corman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Arts
Catherine Corman

Below is a sampling of photographs by women at the Association of International Photography Art Dealers Show, held at the Park Avenue Armory in New Yo...

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

Still Edgy After All These Years: Jacaranda Music's First Decade

Rodney Punt | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

It's hard to imagine the Southern California music scene without Jacaranda's "Music at the Edge of Santa Monica" shaping and defining it.

Financial Literacy

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Too many arts managers are not comfortable with financial concepts and data. They can create an operational budget that adds up correctly, but have little knowledge of the workings of the stock and bond markets, the implications of interest rate movements, or of recent economic activity.

WATCH: Drones Make The Best Modern Dance Partners

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts

These dancing drones steal the show. In the video above, the Japanese troupe Eleven Play performs with flying robots at Spiral Hall in Tokyo. Th...

Exploring Concealment and Display Through Counter-Camouflage and Corporeal Collage

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Though their focus and techniques differ, both artists, Mike Parillo and Ashkan Honarvar, explore notions of concealment and display in pictures that straddle balefulness and beauty.

Recontextualizing Pieces of Art History and Scraps of Everyday Life

Annabel Osberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Annabel Osberg

Many painters feel burdened by the baggage of art history. Others feel a sense of responsibility to further its academic progress and expand its continuum. Still others choose to ignore it. For someone who is so engaged with art historical imagery, Klamen has a remarkably laissez-faire attitude towards it